Which Country Produces the Most Poppy seeds in the World?

Other Tree And Bush Fruits And Nuts November 08, 2017
Author: Sergey Avramenko
Head of Global Markets Research Team

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of poppy seed production were the Czech Republic (29 thousand tonnes), Turkey (23 thousand tonnes), Spain (11 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 65% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of poppy seed production among the main producing countries was attained by Turkey (+12.3% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Poppy Seed Producing Countries in the World

1. Czech Republic2 (29K Tonnes)
2. Turkey (23K Tonnes)
3. Spain (11K Tonnes)
4. Hungary (11K Tonnes)
5. France (6K Tonnes)
6. Croatia (6K Tonnes)
7. Germany (3K Tonnes)
8. Slovakia (3K Tonnes)
9. Romania (2K Tonnes)
10. Austria (1K Tonnes)

Global Poppy seeds Production

Global poppy seed production amounted to 96 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +18.3% against the previous year level. Overall, the global poppy seed output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +5.0%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008, when the output figure increased by +35% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global poppy seed production attained its maximum volume of 106 thousand tonnes in 2009. From 2010 to 2015, the total poppy seed output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global poppy seed production was primarily driven by population growth and growth of bakery products. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the poppy seed output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a measured expansion of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world poppy seed harvested area amounted to 119 thousand ha in 2015, which was 16.7% more than the previous year figure. The poppy seed harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.2% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern, however, indicated some mild fluctuations over the recent years. Over the period under review, the total poppy seed harvested area peaked in 2010, falling back in the following year. From 2011 to 2015, the total poppy seed harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Poppy Seed - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast